• No Recovery, No Fee
  • Free Consultations
  • Home & Hospital Visits Available
Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Local: 734-274-2876

Hire A Real Attorney, Not A TV Personality

We know our way around a courtroom and we get the results our clients need.
View Our Practice Areas

Michigan hospital contributes to study on closed head injuries

Doctors around the world are seeking ways to better treat men and women with a dangerous form of brain injury and two hospitals in Michigan will be aiding in the effort.

The study focuses in on severe closed head injuries and whether or not progesterone, which is a natural hormone, can be used to decrease swelling in such cases. Men and women that sustain brain injuries due to blunt trauma run the risk of having their brain tissue swell. If this happens, the individual runs the risk of permanent disability or even death. Up until now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not had have a standardized drug to be used for these situations. This study hopes to change that.

St. Mary's of Michigan, a hospital in Saginaw, will be participating in the two-year study and hopefully help find answers to what has been an unsolvable phenomenon up until now. If the study, which will offer a placebo to some patients, shows that progesterone is effective, the FDA would possibly approve it for widespread use.

Progesterone is a hormone found in the human body. It is produced by cells in the brain and doctors believe that its ability to regulate swelling can offer benefits to those with brain injuries.

Previous studies that implemented progesterone in reducing brain swelling has proven effective.

The study could touch the lives of tens of thousands of people throughout the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer traumatic brain injuries per year, 50,000 of those fatal.

St. Mary's medical institution's neurosciences department has studied such brain issues as stroke, multiple sclerosis and brain cancer in the past.

Aside from the two Michigan hospitals participating in the study, hospitals from 22 different countries also join the effort.

Source: Saginaw News, "International study on closed head injury care includes St. Mary's of Michigan hospital's Field Neurosciences Institute," Lindsay Knake, April, 5, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • $4,391,000: Judgment entered on Oakland County jury verdict, 2008. A Michigan man suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident, which caused a permanent seizure disorder. View More results
  • $2,536,454: Verdict for no-fault benefits for client severely injured in motor vehicle accident. 2012.
    View More results
  • $2,360,000: Jury verdict for serious electric shock injuries sustained by client in a construction accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    View More results
  • $1,400,000: Verdict for no-fault benefits due to a traumatically brain injured client, in this Washtenaw County action against Allstate Insurance Company. View More results
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us For A FREE Consultation

Tell us about your case.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

2 convenient office locations free initial consultations

Ypsilanti Office:
119 North Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 734-482-5000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Ypsilanti Law Office Map

Ypsilanti Office:

Jackson Office:
410 South Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201

Toll Free: 866-586-8164
Phone: 517-787-9000
Fax: 734-487-7000
Jackson Law Office Map

Handling legal
crises throughout
all of Michigan,
especially Ann
Arbor and
Ypsilanti areas.